Pecheeko Green’s added time equaliser earned Brazil FC a crucial point from a 1-1 draw with host Maverley-Hughenden in the second round of games in the Charley’s JB Rum Premier League playoffs, at Maverley Complex yesterday. Jamalco lead the standings with maximum six points after a 1-0 win over St James’ Granville FC at Wembley Centre of Excellence. Andrew Isaacs scored the winner at the 63rd minute. Maverley are second in the table with four points, followed by Brazil with one and Granville are yet to get off the mark. At Maverley Complex, the home team had the better of the opportunities in the first half and had only themselves to blame for not going into the break with an advantage. However, four minutes upon the resumption, they took the lead when Rohan Williams headed home from a corner. The home team’s hopes of taking three points were dashed when Green rose above a stagnant Maverley defence to head home from a free-kick just outside the area. Phillip Peddie had a great chance to win the game for the hosts, but he failed to score from six yards. Maverley’s head coach, Lijyasu Simms, lamented: “It’s a tough feeling. We lost concentration in the last minute. We didn’t take our chances and sometimes it ends like this. “But we cannot drop our heads because the journey continue and our aim is to get into the Red Stripe Premier League,” he added. Brazil’s coach, former Arnett Gardens striker, Kirk Ramsey, said: “The plan was to get three points, and if we can’t get three, we take one. “We came to Maverley knowing it was going to be hard, but we worked hard and picked up this well needed point. Now we can’t afford to drop another point, so we are going to work hard each game for three points,” he said.
“”HUD””:http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD announced Thursday that “”Bank of America””:https://www.bankofamerica.com/ has agreed to pay $161,180 to settle allegations of maternity-based discrimination.[IMAGE]A complaint had been filed by the “”Fair Housing Council of Orange County””:http://www.fairhousingoc.org/ (FHCOC) against BofA alleging that one of its San Jose branches refused to refinance a woman’s mortgage because she was on maternity leave. The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in mortgage lending and real estate-related transactions based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, family status, or disability. BofA was alleged to be in violation of the provisions protecting sex and family status.””The Fair Housing Act prohibits lenders from denying home loans to women because they are pregnant or on maternity leave,”” said “”John Trasvi├âãÆ├é┬▒a””:http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/fair_housing_equal_opp/Assistant-Secretary, HUD Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity. [COLUMN_BREAK]””Today’s settlement follows HUD actions involving other lenders across the country which we will continue until maternity leave discrimination is eliminated,”” he added.The women told FHCOC that a BofA agent in 2009 offered her a 5 percent interest rate for a home refinance loan with no costs or fees. After she applied for the loan and supplied the necessary documents in January 2010, the bank allegedly refused to process her application because she was on maternity leave. The woman alleged in her complaint that a bank agent told her she would have to return to work full-time in order for her loan to be approved. The bank refused to process her loan even after she revealed she received the same pay and benefits while on maternity leave. The bank did approve her loan in March 2012, but the interest rate had increased to 5.25 percent by that point.A BofA official had a statement about the incident: “”We regret our treatment of the applicant. We take our Fair Lending responsibilities very seriously and will work with HUD to ensure our customers on maternity leave are treated appropriately during the mortgage application process.””Under the terms of the Conciliation Agreement, BofA will pay $30,000 to the woman, $16,180 to her attorney, and $15,000 to FHCOC. The rest of the settlement will go to create a $100,000 Compensation Fund to pay damages to loan applicants who may have been denied a loan, subjected to adverse loan terms, or had their loan applications delayed because they were pregnant or on maternity leave. The bank is also requiring all of its loan officers nationwide to complete annual fair lending training. in Data, Government, Origination, Servicing June 11, 2012 391 Views Share Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Bank of America Company News HUD Lenders & Servicers Processing Service Providers 2012-06-11 Tory Barringer B of A Agrees to Maternity Discrimination Settlement